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Project Managers are responsible for leading cross-functional teams in accomplishing a discrete project. The role requires excellent leadership, communication, critical thinking, and management skills. As organizations – and jobs – become more and more complex, more managers are finding themselves involved in some form of project management. The Project Management track supplements the M.S.M. core courses to provide a solid foundation for managing projects of all types.
The program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Students must earn at least a 'B' grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) - both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course.
Core courses within the MSM program include the following:
- MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager
- MSM 505 Project Management
- MSM 514 Leadership Foundations
- MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise
- MSM 533 Human Resource Management and Strategy
- MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation
- MSM 652 Managerial Decision-Making: Finance and Budgeting
- MSM 674 Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications
Students within the Project Management track also complete the following four courses:
- MSM 507 Project Scheduling & Cost Control
- MSM 508 Risk Management
- MSM 590 Advanced Topics in Project Management
One "track" elective selected from the following:
- MSM 570 Federal Contract Management & Administration
- MSM 573 Legal Aspects of Government Contracting
- MSM 576 Contract Pricing, Negotiations, and Source Selection
- MSM 578 Performance of Government Contracts
- MSM 667 Leading Organizational Change